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Friday Art Night at the Old State House: WWI Commemoration (AR)

The Old State House Museum in Little Rock, AR, will help citizens and visitors experience the era of the 19-teens, and Arkansas entry into World War I. On this evening, the museum lawn will transform into a WWI-era Red Cross canteen. Stop in for refreshments, meet living history characters and enjoy live music.

Silhouettes By Hand has been invited to participate on Friday night. Silhouette portraiture had a resurgence in the 19-teens and 1920s. Interest in silhouettes never died completely when photography was invented - it just waned a bit until new interest arose every couple of decades.

Explore what life was like for Arkansans during WWI. There will be games and activities ongoing throughout the day on Saturday. Visitors can meet a variety of living history interpreters portraying the men and women who helped with the Great War Effort, including:

  • Soldiers who will give first-hand demonstrations on infantry and cavalry training methods

  • Suffragists

  • Red Cross nurses

  • Women working on programs at home like the Better Baby Campaign, the Home Extension Service and the Willingness to Serve Campaign

Earlier Event: May 4
Revolutionary War Weekend (VA)
Later Event: May 11
Arkansas Territorial Fair (AR)